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Rugby: Cruden: 'I have no excuses'

Otago Daily Times - ‎39 seconds ago‎
Aaron Cruden has spoken out after being dropped from the All Blacks squad for the away leg of the Rugby Championship for disciplinary reasons, saying "he is deeply embarrassed" by his lack of judgement.
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Connor Morris murder-accused named

3News NZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
The man accused of killing Millie Elder-Holmes' boyfriend and gang associate Connor Morris in a west Auckland brawl can now be named.
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Surgical staff failed woman during C-section

Stuff.co.nz - ‎2 hours ago‎
A woman who was in so much pain during a caesarean section that nurses had to hold down her legs was failed by her anaesthetist and surgeon, the Health and Disability Commissioner says.
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Queenstown cop discharged without conviction for racial abuse

TVNZ - ‎15 minutes ago‎
A police officer who racially abused a taxi driver in Queenstown has been discharged without conviction. Two weeks ago, Constable Jenny McNee, 44, was found guilty of recklessly using insulting words to Malaysian taxi driver Ganesh Paramanathan.
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Justin Bieber gives up alcohol for career boost

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 20-year-old hunk, who cannot legally buy alcohol in the US until he's 21, has decided to ditch booze and stay away from junk food in the hope of getting his music career back on track following a turbulent year.
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Marchers sound urgent call for climate change action ahead of UN summit

CNN - ‎30 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Tens of thousands of people marched through Manhattan sounding an urgent call for action to reverse global climate change Sunday.
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Fiji's military ruler sworn in as elected leader

Daily Mail - ‎31 minutes ago‎
SUVA, Fiji (AP) - Fiji's military ruler was sworn in as the South Pacific nation's elected leader Monday after results confirmed his big win in the first election since he led a coup eight years ago.
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Islamic State leader calls for attacks on Australia in new audio message

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE ISLAMIC State has called for terrorist attacks in Australia and elsewhere, arguing the killing of civilians is justified if their government has joined the US-led attack on the group.
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Wintry weather lashes country

Stuff.co.nz - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Wellington bus is dwarfed by a crashing wave in this image taken from Island Bay. Show us the weather at your place. Share your stories, photos and videos.
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Lundy pre-trial starts in High Court

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A week-long pretrial for double murder accused Mark Lundy started in the High Court at Wellington today. Lundy was at the court for the hearing, which was considering scientific evidence that will be heard at his retrial.

Teenage girls indecently assaulted on buses

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dhaval Kadam, 30, of central Auckland has been charged with two counts of indecent assault against girls while they were passengers on Northliner Intercity buses.
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Property chiefs hope for RMA, housing reform

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Property developers are hoping that promised reform of the Resource Management Act will make it easier for them to do business. Photo / Northern Advocate.
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Key: Ede's resignation 'the right call'

3News NZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prime Minister John Key says he expects to conclude support deals with three minor parties this week. He wants their support, even though he could govern alone with his historic majority under MMP.
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NZ dollar gains after election result

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The New Zealand dollar gained after the incumbent National Party won a convincing election victory on the weekend, instilling confidence in the administration's ability to continue pursuing its policy programme.

NZ dollar set to take a breather on light data week

TVNZ - ‎6 hours ago‎
The New Zealand dollar is lacking strong drivers this week after volatile trading last week on the back of several major events. The kiwi will probably trade between 80.50 US cents and 82.50 cents this week, according to a BusinessDesk survey of 10 currency ...
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Air NZ selling cabin design business

Stuff.co.nz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Air New Zealand is selling its aircraft interior design company Altitude Aerospace Interiors to British company AIM Aviation for an undisclosed sum.
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Rising interest rates dent consumer confidence

TVNZ - ‎6 hours ago‎
Consumer confidence has fallen amid signs of rising interest rates and a slower pace of economic growth which are dimming the outlook and Kiwis' spending plans.
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Web inventor slams internet fast lanes: 'It's bribery'

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
A quarter-century ago, Timothy Berners-Lee designed the world's first Web browser and server, kicking off a thing that people started calling the World Wide Web.

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Long lost duet from musical legends to be released

Stuff.co.nz - ‎5 hours ago‎
LEGENDARY: A duet recorded by Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, There Must Be More To Life Than This, will feature on a new album from Queen.
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Oscar-winning actor almost replaced Harrison Ford in Star Wars

TVNZ - ‎8 hours ago‎
In this 1977 image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill are shown in a scene from "Star Wars" movie released by 20th Century-Fox.
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Cricket: Williamson takes on left handed bowling

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The impressive Black Caps batsman has started bowling left handed in training, after his right arm action was deemed illegal by the International Cricket Council.
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Kiwis defend world surf lifesaving title in France

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
Two gold medals on the beach on Monday nailed the overall victory for the Black Fins. The 12-strong team, led by Dunedin's Andrew McMillan, are now the first Kiwi side and the first nation other than Australia to win back-to-back world titles.
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Rugby League - Slater leads Australia withdrawals

Yahoo Eurosport UK - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Melbourne full-back Billy Slater is among 12 Australian players who have ruled themselves out of the Four Nations Series through injury.
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Kiwi-born prop selected in French team

Stuff.co.nz - ‎11 hours ago‎
FRENCH RESIDENT: New Zealand-born rugby prop Uini Atonio has been named in France's test squad for the November internationals.
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NASA says Maven spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
In this artist concept provided by NASA, the MAVEN spacecraft approaches Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. (AP Photo/NASA).

Climate change march in Auckland

MSN NZ News - ‎Sep 20, 2014‎
Several hundred people have marched in Auckland as part of global protest urging more action on climate change. About 300 people marched from Britomart train station to Aotea Square from 1pm on Sunday.
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Former All Black captain tackles dementia

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Former All Black captain Reuben Thorne is helping to support the approximately 50,000 New Zealanders with dementia, by becoming Alzheimers NZ's second Champion for Dementia.
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Ebola outbreak: Global aid increasing, but critics say it's late

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎38 minutes ago‎
An ambulance drops people suspected of having been infected by the Ebola virus inside the Connaught Hospital, during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Sept.
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